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>> thank you for joining us. coming up this evening. the government imposes a new super tax. is this the end of the sport here in france? let's get all the latest international news. >> these are the headlines. phase one complete. syria's stocks of chemical weapons have been placed under seal. lawmakers in turkey wore their headscarf in parliament for the first time in 14 years. france's president tells football bosses he will not drop his super tax. syria can no longer produce new chemical weapons. that is what the watchdog announced this thursday. the day before the deadline set. a detailed plan to destroy the chemical weapons stock pile. >> one day before deadline, according to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, the regime has destroyed the facilities used to produce chemical agents. >> we have observed all the destruction activity. they are not in a position to conduct any further production, mixing of chemical weapons. >> syria agreed to destroy all of its chemical weapons after washington threatened to use force. that was in response to the killi
. a controversial tax has been scrapped in france. the prime minister announced it a short while ago after meeting on the eco-tax, a law designed to cut the number of -- a tax designed to cut the number of trucks on the road. we're joined now by stephen cowell on the business desk. the government expected to reduce it, not scrapped it. >> indeed, quite a surprise. the government said they would not get rid of the tax but delaying it, perhaps changing the rates. heavy goodsx on vehicles. certain parts of the french roads. it would chart up to $.15 per kilometer under the plan am a which was due to come into force january of next year. this was conceived by the previous government and had fallen on the shoulders of shoulder.ollande's particularly from the outlying pariss, particularly like where resolve violent protests over the weekend where farmers, particularly and small businesses were worried this alreadycrease the waning margins in the wake of the financial crisis. government has made some changes to the law earlier this year. they delayed implementation credit. now talking about scrapping it
and more troubling, the socialist government has backtracked several times on tax increases in the face of protests. with me on the set to discuss francois hollande's situation, dire situation, i should say, a andt from "figaro" magazine from -- the government blamed on the so- called eco tax, and environmental tax on trucks in the face of violent protest. , region west of france socialist stronghold, the prime minister explained that suspending the tax was an act of courage. the transport minister and i have already improved the law and changed some of the negative aspects. but this is not enough. willcertain the situation remain locked in brittany until we resume negotiations. it takes courage to restore dialogue. that is why i decided to suspend the implementation of the eco tax law. it will give us time for dialogue -- on the national and regional levels. >> it takes courage to dialogue. a somewhat argue it takes coverage -- someone would argue it takes courage, we make a decision, to stick with them. >> i think coverage has nothing to do with what is going on right now with the fre
and who is eligible for a refund. our guest is tax foundation chief economist william mcbride. "washington journal" is next. host: >> host: the white house is to eating -- is disputing claims. the u.s. ambassador to madrid will appear to discuss buying in the country after press reports that the nsa collected information on phone calls. chiefs from those and other countries are expected to travel to the u.s. to discuss those issues. this topic, even on the sunday talk shows yesterday. for our first 45 minutes, when it comes to physically monitoring by the nsa on our allies, we want to get your thoughts on whether the u.s. should rethink spying on allies. here's how you can tell us this morning. you can also reach out to us on social media. you can always send us an e-mail to journal at c-span.org. stores today and yesterday stemming on new developments when it comes to monitoring of ally activity by the nsa. new about obama spying. thatsa denies reports obama was told in 2010 of nsa spying on angela merkel and allowed it to continue. on sunday, the german tabloid siding unknow
players threatened to go on strike over plans for a new super tax on the richest people in france. let's aw at this hour, star with the latest leak from former nsa contractor edward snowden. says theington post" national security agency has been hacking be data links that connect google and yahoo! around the world. laways the agency skirt the by collecting data from millions of local web users via underwater fiber-optic cables. kate moody explains. >> world leaders, foreign citizens, and internet giants, the latest victims of the national security agency's surveillance programs according to intelligence linked by edward snowden. the nsa has admitted to the program to access internet user accounts but described new reports that infiltrated yahoo! and google databases as factually incorrect. breakings not an essay into any databases. it would be illegal for us to do that. -- does collect information on terrorists and our national intelligence priorities, but we are not authorized to go into a u.s. company's servers and take data. we have to go to a court process for doing that. >> but th
digging their heels in, french footballers say they'll strike over the planned super tax on the rich. >>> and police in canada say they have video of toronto's mayor apparently smoking a crack pipe. ♪ ♪ >>> welcome to al jazerra, it was an ambitious order, end syria's ability to produce chemical weapons. but it appears to have been done and ahead of schedule. the announcement from the world chemical weapons watchdog means syria can't produce any new chemical weapons. but damascus still has to destroy its chemical arsenal. kim explains how we got to this points. >> reporter: on august 21st, at least 1400 were killed, in what survivors called a chemical massacre. within days, the u.s. and its allies would condemn it too. >> this was not only a direct attack on human dignity, it's a serious threat to our national security. >> reporter: president obama quickly threatening military action against syria. syrian president bashar al-assad denied at tack and sent a warning to the u.s. >> you can expect everything. >> reporter: but polight i cannily, obama garnered support. >> the chemical
by rebels. >> taxing times for the super rich in france, footballers threaten to strike. >> i have the sports, including: >> it's been 95 years in the making as the boston red sox win the world series at fenway park. >> a top story out of syria, an important milestone has been reached in the effort to destroy syria's chemical weapons. the world's chemical weapons watchdog says all of the declared facilities for producing the weapons have now been destroyed. while the international community has focus said on chemical weapons, 1 million syrians currently live undersiege in their own country. many struggle to survive, and take shelter when they can. for this resident, feeding her family is a life threatening task. >> as you can see, we're a big, extended family. there are 30 kids here. i, my daughter and her kids, we have no one but mighty allah. this has been home for us for three months and we get two bundles of bread a day. one girl came home late yesterday, almost 11:00 at night. she went to the camp to bring bread. it cost nearly $4. my daughter went to the camp to bring flour,
. look at this, judicial watch reports that former irs official lois lerner shared confidential tax info with the federal elections committee. if true, that would be a felly. 48 million people on food stamps facing cuts in the program. 36 bucks a month. 420 a year cut. last item, french soccer going on strike. the reason, french president hollande won't give the teams and players an exemption from that 75% tax on million dollar sales, they're striking. we haven't forgotten about your money. it's all about tech. apple's new ipad on sale today, that and more obamacare bombshells in a moment. [ bagpipes and drums playing over ] [ music transitions to rock ] make it happen with the all-new fidelity active trader pro. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades when you open an account. and this pk is the inside of your body. see, the special psyllium fiber in metamucil actually gels. and that gelling hes to lower some cholesterol. metacil. 3 amazing benefits in 1 super fiber. ♪ we need a little christmas right this very minute♪ >> i suppo
in colorado that would increase taxes by $950 million in one year and restructure the way that state funds its public schools. we're back with james freeman, and steve moore. so steve let's go to colorado first because it's a very interesting state, trending left politically, with a kind of new coalition of cultural liberals and hispanics. and women. leading to a democratic majority there. and they could take another big step to the left with this ballot initiative. explain. >> no question about it. paul, you're exactly right. colorado is one of those states that has moved more to the left than just about any other state in the country. and partially because of huge democratic money and liberal money that's gone in to that state. so what they've now put on the ballot is a gigantic income tax increase to pay for more money for schools. this is a big power play by the left to expand the size of the state government. the income tax, if it's raised, paul, would get rid of a traditional policy in colorado of a low flat tax. and i would make the case, one of the reasons colorado has been a high grow
out of 12% declared that america's large profitable corporations are paying a lower tax rate than our teachers and firefighters. this went back and said, look, this isn't the way to do it, not one year, because it followed the recession. it followed 2008 and 2009. you remember ge and other corporations? the entire financial sector had a lot of writeoffs. he did a different study. he went back and did 2004 to 2010, he counted all taxes paid worldwide, including state, including foreign, and the effective tax rate of all u.s. corporations exceeded 35% from 2004 to 2010. the other thing he found out was since 1997 all the leading economies of the world, 31 out of 34 have cut their corporate tax rates to attract job. >> did you say that includes foreign taxes too? >> includes foreign taxes. >> i mean, don't we only care about taxes paid here in the united states? >> why, because that's all we collect? >> yeah. it doesn't matter if we collect, it matters how competitive -- >> it matters if you're looking at u.s. tax receipts. if you're looking at u.s. -- >> doesn't it matter whether u.s. c
of the consumption tax will slow the economy and have stimulus to counter it will it work and the second is will they do a structural reforms, the third quiver of options are based, of economics, the structural forms that are necessary to really put more dine mitchell into the underlying economy .. >> rose: there is the question about the u.s. economy, if you look at 2013, are he they expecting growth to be right around two percent or 2.5? >> six percent next year. >> rose: 2014. >> 2014. i think most people, most forecasters have expected an acceleration towards the end of this year that would go into 2014, thus tar we haven't seen the figures and most recent figures are pretty disappointing, the government shut down, clearly played a role in that and slowed down the fourth quarter, the question is that going to continue and are we -- you know, is the acceleration that we think should be there, because the underlying ingredients weren't there are actually going to happen and so far, i don't see that much evidence of gliet so philip, what are the markets telling us? >> the markets have s
, for french footballers is kicking off as francois hollande holds firm on his top tier tax rate. we'll cross to paris at 10:20 cet. >>> and twitter's road show continues with the social media firm visiting chicago today. the company's set to start trading next thursday. but is the ipo price too conservative? we'll discuss that and plenty more coming up after this. [ female announcer ] what if the next big thing, isn't a thing at all? it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. >>> part nationalized financing rbs will be creating an internal bad bank to separate toxic assets from the rest of its business. that as the lender's sole losses narrow from a year ago. it announced it was setting aside another 250 pounds for ppi selling provisions. rbs warned of a substantial full year loss. it expects litigation charges to continue. our br
on fuel coming from the egypt and for the last one month we shared oil without part of the taxes from palestinian authority. they promise us it's without taxes. but now they told us that they will stay with the full taxes which we cannot afford the amount of money for that. therefore we decide to shut down the plant today. so our program of distributing the power to the people has been too much and now only the power will lead six hours to the consumers and it will be off for the next 12 hours which will affect all the service sector and the life on gaza. >> reporter: the u.s. secretary of state has publically admitted for the first time that the national security agency may have overstepped the mark in its intelligence gathering. speaking at an international summit on thursday john kerry said i assure you innocent people are not being abused in this process but, yes, in some cases it has reached too far. we are going to try to make sure it doesn't happen in the future. and he added and the president is now doing a thorough review in order that nobody will have the sense of abuse. me
subsidizes health care for people under 65 is through a tax provision, where if your employer pays your cash, you pay taxes on it and if he pays in health insurance, you don't pay tax. this reduces revenue by $300 billion a year. if it were a government program, it would be one of the largest within the federal government. the way the subsidy is structured, the higher the tax rate, the more it is worth. ted cruz, his wife is a highly paid investment banker, they get their insurance through a cadillac plan at goldman sachs and it cost $40,000 a year in 2009. to get a sense, family health insurance would cost 15,000 or 16,000, well more than twice as expensive as normal. the tax benefit is worth about $15,000. now the cost to insure a family of four on medicaid at that time was about $11,000. so that it's not that their health plan cost more than medicaid but the part subsidized by taxpayers cost more than the entirety of medicare coverage. what the affordable care act does is shift around the subsidies, it takes the money and puts it to people who need it either because they have low incomes
and eight percent tax adjusted between mexico's congress in order to curb rising obesity mexico has now hired the city rates than the us is one of the world's biggest consumers of soda. mexican president is using the latest tax on sugary drinks and junk stage to install a change of culture and encourage mexicans to exercise at least one hour and a tomato in nationwide obesity. you know what either the city deficit got out of sugary drinks will be taxed at the mai initiative with a congressman or a new facts to light the senate's is the norm basic stitch with my calories will save the tax base. this is the place that taxes will people be to reduce the consumption in a healthy sport not associated with the increase of obesity among mexican silver pistol. he over to god. he kept bitching and staffing retailers expected to pass on the tax to consumers. the move has caused shares of the mexico based coca cola and zach oaks largest bottle or latin america to fall which could potentially result in a reduced workforce of three to four percent. according to analysts the most soft drink and food
of journalists reactive turkish lawmakers breaking the headscarf taboo in parliament. andy taxing times faced by french footballer whose bosses are threatening to strike over seventy five percent tax on wealth above one million euro loss of getting out of the leaders from james credence in our media watch second study art in the newsroom it's a low once again to not be a chart clarion calls levies on headlines they sound intelligence officials say they needed the pakistani taliban has been killed in a suspected us drones truck humans are causing to put a dent in the pas. this time in sentences that to be planning his funeral. the resistance from the syrian opposition peace envoy. he was against new delays in peace talks sharon's departure is the main obstacle to getting all psyched to the negotiation table. in reality he is in washington president obama for assistance be back later and said to finance a country suspected cause of the growing unrest that the war. yes this developing story coming out of the us the suspect is said to be in custody until sunday's international apple. today is fri
for not being able to make up its mind especially about the government's tax policy. yesterday the government contract on a tax called the eco-tax after violent demonstrations against it. a lot of papers have the feeling that if it were not for the hostage release, it would have been a dark a for hollande. there is a cartoon today that points out just how he is almost happy about this. that our french hostages can come home to my and the advisers in the background saying there is progress in the way that hollande is dealing with the crisis. worry, he got lambasted in the press today despite this victory. let's take a look at the front page -- "can he still do anything? palletizedent seems -- seems pallor that -- seems polymerized -- seems paralyzed." "thego further to say government is paralyzed." >> thank you. web users in china bypass censorship. growing opposition to shale gas fracking in canada. display ofedible rope skipping. a car plowed through a crowd of people in tandem and square in china monday. the deadly car -- in tm an iananmen square monday. all posts and other images about the
over in france where farmers are saying no way to a new tax. >> i'm phil torezz, coming up next on techknow. >> hike! >> america's favorite sport is under fire. >> now, that impact simulated 100 g's of acceleration in your brain. >> it's the opponent no player can see. >> so the system is showing real-time impact. >> can science prevent concussions? >> i did my job and just had to sacrifice my brain to do it. >> the final farewell for an american space hero. family, friends and dignitaries will pay their respect to scott carpenter in colorado today. carpenter died on october 10th at the age of 88. the public service will follow a private family funeral. john glenn is scheduled to speak at the memorial service. >>> thousands of people in france are protesting against new taxes. the government has promised increases of $4 billion to reduce the national deficit. >> reporter: several thousand people here in northwest france, they are furious about their so-called ecotax that the president, president hollande, wants to introduce. he's already backtracked slightly. he's going to suspend it fo
is a big problem. >> reporter: we were depending on fuel coming from egypt, and without part of the taxes from palestinian authority and [ inaudible ] they promise us it is without taxes, but now they told us that they will stay with the full taxes, which we cannot afford the amount of money for that. therefore we decide to shut down the plant today. so our program of distributing the power to the people have been impaired too much, and now only the power will reach six hour to the consumers and it will be off for the next 12 hour, which will affect all of the services sector and the life on gaza. >>> a controversial bill in thailand grants amnesty to politicians is a step closer to becoming law. it could allow the return of a former prime minister. scott has the update from bangkok. >> reporter: it has evolved into the most divisive issue in thailand. in an early morning session, tieland's lower house approved a controversial amnesty bill. it grants blanket amnesty to those who committed crimes related to politics over the last nine years, including some people who are now on trial or in
to be. and if the best and brightest want to be there, they'll create and generate a tax base so that you can take care of the less fortunate but the real key and it's not popular thing to say but you have to have where with all. these people who are willing to think outside of the box and try new things and start new businesses and take risks if you're going to have a future otherwise you do the same thing. if you do the same thing, we know where that ends. >> you also have talked about how it's very important for a city like new york to have a bunch of very rich people so you can tax them. >> sure. >> you're unapologetic about that. >> the fact of the matter is a small percentage of the people pay the taxes. if you don't want tax revenue, you can lose those people but if you want to have ability to go and invest in infrastructure and invest in cultural institutions and have social programs that can really help people who are less fortunate, you have to have the dynamic drive, the people that are creative and the revenue. that comes from people who do well and in our city the po
, the fall scout, next. >>> next, why one bay area leader wants to put a soda tax on next year's pal lot. >>> and, blown away, literally. the strong storms that swept some pedestrian off their feet. ,,,,,, >>> it was a flat day on wall street. the dow slipped a point. nasdaq drop more than three. s&p rose two points. that was enough for another record close. shares of apple dipped following the release of its earnings report. the company said it made a small profit in the fourth quarter. small because of the cost of the popular iphone. still, the all the beat wall street expectations. overall, apple stock up 25% since the last earnings report in july. >>> a delegation of european diplomats came to washingtoned to demanding answers about nsa's spy. a spanish newspaper reported the nsa monitored 60 million phone calls there in one month. germany and france were also caught up in the nsa sweep. some european leaders say they should consider allowing the u.s. to track terrorist spendening. >> i think they have to make a clear distinction between fighting terrorist but not spying on france. >
the government does not that. skeptical of that, a doctor, obstetrician and taxes, stopped practicing a job. now a congressman. doctor, you wrote an op-ed were you said america was supposed to be different from europe. what is your point? >> honestly, the whole premise of the founding of our society was that it was a free society based upon limited government with government with the consent of the government. we broke away from a country where the divine right of kings was the popular philosophy. you owed to the king the tide and tax because after all, he was anointed by god. john: a majority at the time voted for it. >> it passed and as the president is apt to tell you very quickly, it passed through the supreme court with some changes. you know, is still be, a part of the united states congress to change something that is bad. chase something that people don't want. and really, the next up in this trauma, if you will, is up to the american people. i have done what i can't the last three years to either try to deflect or improve are not damaged people so badly with this thing. honestly, do you
of this and navigate it. thank you. bill: your income tax, sales tax, how about a driving tax. why some states are now looking to charge people for every mile they drive and how the world with a plan to track that? martha: the old saying lice may never strikes twice turned out to be a myth for this man. we will tell you about his very close call. hi. i'm henry winkler. and i know there are many myths out there about a reverse mortgage, so i want you to know the facts. there are currently no credit score or income requirements to qualify. you can get tax-free money from the equity in your home. you can use the money to pay off your current mortgage if you have one. the remaining money can be used for anything. there's no monthly mortgage payments. and you still own your home! call today to get your free guide and dvd. it explains how a government-insured reverse mortgage works. there's no obligation. one reverse mortgage is a quicken loans company. their licensed experts can answer all your questions. call to find out what a great solution this can be. don't wait, call now! bill: so this man takes his
are saying no way to new tax. future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world. techknow - ideas, invention, life. [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. you. >> welcome back. a final farewell for america's space hero. paying final respects to astronaut scott carpenter in colorado today. he was the second astronaut to orbit the earth. tell us about the legacy of scott carpenter. >> reporter: yes, very special group, indeed, richelle. carpenter was one of those men in the early days of the 1960s who played a very important role in the early days of space. the americans, it's united states were going head to head with the soviet union trying to win that race to get to the moon. we're here at st. john's''s episcopal church in colorado. john carpenter was an altar boy here growing up. he was one of the seven a
$2,300. and that's before any subsidies, depending on income and tax credit. here it is verbatim. middle class families purchasing private insurance in the new state-based health insurance exchanges could save as much as $2,300 per year in 2014, unquote. >> question, that promise of the $2,300 drop materialize next year, mort? >> all i can tell you is everybody in my company got a notice that their payments were going up and going up dramatically and they just got them yesterday in response to that bill. i can't talk for americans, all i can tell you in my own company is what happened and i think that is a disgrace for what this program is going to imply for a lot of american families. >> chris. >> the 5% that eleanor keeps referring to is the reality, 5% couldn't keep what they had are junk policies, which don't cover hospitalization. deductions of $15,000. so if you get serious illness, you have to pay it out of pocket. sure it will reach that $2300 measure. reduction of what you have to pay when the insurance policy doesn't cover your problems. >> people don't like their
. for individual retirement accounts, i.r.a.'s, under the tax code. today retirees are more likely to rely on 401k's and i.r.a.'s and are less likely to have defined benefit plans from their employers. at the same time, the natural products have become increasingly complex. because the rules governing the rights of investors and the responsibilities of advisors are more than 35 years old, d.o.l. is attempting to modernize these rules and -- in order to reflect the changing nature of the retirement marketplace. given these realities it is necessary for the department to make sure that the professionals offering retirement advice have a duty to put their clients' interests first before their own or at very least tell their customers that they may be conflicting. at the same time the s.e.c. is considering moving forward on a rule making that would impose a uniform fiduciary standard of conduct for broker dealers and investment advisors, consistent with the dodd-frank act. this would ensure that whatever the business model, if an individual is providing personalized investment advice out securities to
penalties from a tax refund, but if you aren't owed anything, the irs' options are very limited. why? congress banned the irs from using its usual techniques to force people to pay the penalty when it passed the affordable care act in 2010. >>> we have a chilling story out of colorado. police this morning searching for a predator who snatched a little girl from her bedroom in the middle of the night. authorities say the man pulled her through the unlocked window but the 8-year-old fought back courageously breaking free. her father heard her screams and ran outside to help her. he tells police he saw the suspect speeding away in the alley behind the house. >> we are treating this matter extremely seriously. we think there's a predator out there and he has to be stopped and he has to be caught. >> all the apartments on this block, it had to be somebody they knew, to know which room she was in and all that kind of stuff. >> investigators say they do not believe this family was specifically targeted. they did release a stretch of the suspect and they're treating the case as an attempted
of athens. >> more demonstration taking place in france on a new tax even after the government greed to suspend the levy. it happened in a northwest town that would be affected by the tax because of its dependence on agriculture. >> reporter: the police have used water canon briefly. most of the crowd are very peaceful. they are families. they've come out because they're angry about what they say the government is inflicting on their region. it's not just the ecotax, of course, which has been suspended for the time being after some demonstrations last weekend about that particular tax. it is also about the general state of the economy here. not usually a region that has suffered in the past. employment has been pretty good. but in recent months there has been a number of closure of food processing factories. they say the unions and the owners say they're being under cut by cheap labor unfairly elsewhere in europe. they're angry about that. they want the government to do something to redress that imbalance. they've been promised state aid to help them, but they clearly want this ecota
for me to take this tax. think about that for a second. if that continues at this pace, it could be a $3 trillion or $4 trillion expense to the american people. he said you can keep your interest. they lied about so many things. to get this thing passed. from top to bottom. they talked about abortion not being in it originally. they even got one congressman to sign on, promising him abortion wasn't going to be in it. >> stupek. >> right, top to bottom, they've lied about it. talk about this for one second. when you realize how much this is going to cost them, they'll have to do one of two things. either tax the hell out of it and give the irs, they're going to have to muscle them up. right now, the irs can't garnish your wages. you just have to hope these people pay their taxes. or they're going to have to turn around and say every taxpayer in america is going to have to pick up the tab. >> that's what's going to happen because they don't have enough money in the till to balance it out. now you've got young people that are going to be uninsured, angry and penalized by the federal governm
their coverage. it's until they start getting the benefits of better coverage and the tax subsidies that come with it, which will make that coverage in many cases cheaper than the ones they currently have, that they won't understand or won't feel good towards obama, let's say. so that's why this whole rollout matters, they need to show the benefits of this in addition to the pain it was causing. >> still ahead the ceo of america's largest private health exchange joins us, how he is offering to bail out the government's troubled website. "morning joe" is back in a moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] you know that family? the one whose eye for design is apparent in every detail. whose refined taste is best characterized by the company they keep. well...say hello to the newest member of the family. the cadillac srx, awarded best interior design of any luxury brand. take advantage of this exceptional offer on the 2013 cadillac srx, with premium care maintenance included. (coffee be♪ng poured into a cup.) save your coffee from the artificial stuff. switch to truvia. great tasting, zero-calorie sweetn
taxes continued into the evening. more than 10,000 fill the streets of kampala. facing police using tear gas. government promised tax increases of $4 billion to reduce the deficit. >> several thousands here in brittany in north-west france are furious about the ecotax that the president, francis hollande, wants to introduce. he's already backtracked slightly. he says he'll suspend it for more talks. the people here want it scrapped altogether. they say it will jeopardise their livelihoods. brittany has been hit hard by factory closures, mainly in the food processing business. they say they are buying undercut by cheap labour elsewhere in the european union and are particularly angry about germany who is undercutting then. the economy generally has taken a knock. the focus of the protest has been on the ecotax. a week ago there were violent clashes with the police, rubber bullets were fired, tear gas was fired, protesters hurled missiles at the police, there were several injuries, a couple of days later, francis hollande, the president backtracked and suspended. the protesters feel they h
to a new location. that deadline has passed. >> in france protesters angry over new taxes faced water canons and tear gas. more than 10,000 filled the streets after learning the government plans $4 billion in tax height to reduce the deficit. >> several thousand people here in north-west france. they are furious about the ecotax that the president, president francis hollande wants to introduce. he's already backtracked slightly. he says he'll suspend it. for more talks, but the people here want it scrapped altogether. they say it will jeopardise their livelihoods. brittany has been hit hard by factory clornals. mainly in the food processing business. they say they are being undercut for cheap labour. they are angry about germany, who they say is undercutting them. the economy generally has taken a knock recently and the focus of the protest has been on the ecotax. a week ago there were violent clashes with the police, rubber bullets were fired, tear gas was fired. protesters hurled missiles. there were several injuries. a couple of days later francis hollande backtracked and suspended
policy. you owed the king the tithe of tax after all he was anointed by god. >> a majority at the time voted for it. >> it passed and as the president will tell you quickly it passed through the supreme court with some changes. it is still in the purview of the united states congress to change something that passed. change something the people don't want. the next step in this drama, if you will, is up to the american people. i have done what i can for the last three years to either try to deflect or improve or not damage people so badly with this thing b , but honestly you remember in 1988 when the catastrophic healthcare plan was revealed after the people rose up as one and said you have to get rid of this thing? that is the type of citizen involvement that is going to be required to reverse course on what you directly point out is a massive government over reach. >> let's move on to the legislation itself. the european idea is healthcare isn't right. what do you say to these american politicians making the same point? >>> oo it is a right and not a privilege. >> it is a right, not a
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